Durban - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has apologised to the nation following his side’s 37-25 loss to Argentina at Kings Park on Saturday night.
It was the first time ever that the Boks lost to the Pumas, and Meyer said in the post-match press conference that he accepted full responsibility for the result.
“Nothing I’m going to say is going to make it better. We’re all very disappointed. We’ve let our country down and I take responsibility,” he said.
“We didn’t play well and we have to fix it.”
His message to an irate public was equally as frank.
“I understand where they’re coming from. We’re a proud team and we have to go out there and win. I don’t mind if we lose, but the way we played that first half was unacceptable. We just couldn’t get going.
“I’m sorry. I’m really sorry as the coach. We really wanted to make the country proud and we let them down. At the end of the day it’s my job to win games and I take full responsibility for that.”
The Boks leave for Buenos Aires on Wednesday for a Test against the Pumas next Saturday.
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